This app will let you order medical marijuana for delivery from your phone

nugg medical marijuana app
Adam Jones/Flickr
Even though marijuana is legal in many states, it can still be hard to find high-quality pot, especially specific kinds for medical use. In honor of National Weed Day, a new app called Nugg is now available to help those in need find the best pot for them and schedule a pickup or delivery on demand.

Right now, Nugg is a Web app that can be accessed on your phone, tablet, or computer. Qualified patients who already have a doctor’s note prescribing them medical marijuana can sign up get verified quickly in the Nugg app. Those who haven’t been diagnosed can even schedule an cannabis evaluation appointment with one of Nugg’s partner physicians. The doctors will evaluate your needs either in their own offices or at your home.

“We want it to be like ordering on Amazon. No matter which dispensary you ordered from, you know it’s high-quality.”

After cannabis patients have proven that they can legally buy marijuana for medical use, they can browse through Nugg’s selection of legal, high-quality cannabis providers nearby, as well as view detailed information about each kind of cannabis offered. Once they’ve found the type of marijuana they need, patients can place orders for pickup or delivery in just a few taps. They’ll have to e-sign the patient agreement for each collective that sells the marijuana.

The app will notify you when your order is ready, when you can pick it up, or when it will arrive at your doorstep. Just like Uber, you can watch the delivery’s progress, so you’ll be ready when the driver reaches your home. Of course, some parts of California don’t allow for home delivery, so Nugg had to navigate the tricky boundaries of local law.

Alex Milligan, the co-founder of Nugg, told Digital Trends that it’s met with local officials all over Southern California to make sure that the services offered in the app are legal in each specific area. If delivery is illegal in any given area, the patients will have to go pick up their order. However, Milligan says it’s super easy to pick up an order, because the app will let you know when it’s ready.

“You just walk into the dispensary, and they have a lane set up for you, which is basically the Nugg fast track,” he explained. “Your order is already prepackaged and ready to go.”

Not only does this make it easier for Nugg users to get their medical marijuana faster, but it also helps dispensaries fill orders more efficiently. The app’s creators are also very intent on making each patient’s experience as seamless as possible, even though it doesn’t control many aspects of the process. That’s why Nugg only partners with select dispensaries that meet its requirements as well as all the legal rules of the state.

In order to ensure that the weed sold through Nugg is high-quality and the providers are living up to their high standards, the app asks users to review the dispensary and the marijuana purchased shortly afterwards.

“We’re looking for partners that are genuinely interested in the well-being of their patients,” Milligan said. “People tend to stick with dispensaries that they like because it’s very personal.”

The ideal transaction on Nugg is just like any purchase you’d make online, said Milligan.

“You know it will be a good product because you’ve researched it or it’s from a brand you trust,” he explained. “We want it to be like ordering on Amazon. You open the box, and no matter which dispensary you ordered from, you know it’s high-quality … We want to recreate that Christmas morning feeling.”

For the time being, Nugg will be available in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, though it could expand into other states.

Nugg is currently a Web app accessible from any smartphone, but it doesn’t yet have a native iPhone or Android applications due to the restrictions that both app stores place on cannabis-related applications, according to the company. It expects to port a version to iPhone and Android in the next few months that won’t display product prices or allow an actual in-app purchase. Nugg is making some strides in easing the process of buying medical marijuana, but nothing’s ever completely easy when it comes to obtaining or selling cannabis.

Visit GetNugg.com for more info. 

Deals

This is the one thing you need to do before giving your child a smart phone or tablet

Monitoring your kids' digital habits can be a challenge in today’s high-tech age, but great parental control software like Qustodio gives parents a much-needed advantage Read on to find out how you can protect your child from online…
Mobile

Rooting your Android device is risky. Do it right with our handy guide

Wondering whether to root your Android smartphone or stick with stock Android? Perhaps you’ve decided to do it and you just need to know how? Here, you'll find an explanation and a quick guide on how to root Android devices.
Computing

Edit, sign, append, and save with six of the best PDF editors

Though there are plenty of PDF editors to be had online, finding a solution with the tools you need can be tough. Here are the best PDF editors for your editing needs, no matter your budget or operating system.
Home Theater

The best TVs you can buy right now, from budget to big screen

Looking for a new television? In an oversaturated market, buying power is at an all-time high, but you'll need to cut through the rough to find a diamond. We're here to help with our picks for the best TVs of 2019.
Deals

Get your hands (and ears) on Apple’s new AirPods — here’s where to find them

Apple's new AirPods with wireless charging are the latest version of the much-loved wireless earbuds. Unfortunately, they aren't widely available yet. Here's where you can find them right now, and where they will show up soon.
Mobile

You can now use the innovative Red Hydrogen One on Google Fi

The Red Hydrogen One was first announced in 2017 and has been delayed a few times since then. Now, the Red Hydrogen One is finally available, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
Product Review

There’s almost nothing bad to say about the Mi Mix 3, but you still shouldn’t buy it

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is good-looking, really well made, packed with features, and is a powerful, modern, desirable smartphone. But you probably shouldn’t buy it. Why? Nothing wrong with the device itself, but Xiaomi itself is mostly to…
Mobile

Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat may be coming soon

At its September event in 2017, Apple unveiled the AirPower, a new wireless charging mat that will allow you to charge multiple devices at one time. It has not yet been released. Here's everything we know about the device so far.
Deals

The best Apple AirPods alternatives for Android, Windows, and iOS devices

Apple AirPods might be new and improved, but they aren't the only game in town. Other makers are offering their own truly wireless earbuds, with attractive features. These are the best AirPod alternatives on the market today.
Deals

Here are 20 portable tech gadgets you’ll want to use every day

If you're looking for portable tech to keep you charged up while on the go (or for some great small gift ideas), we've rounded up 20 must-have gadgets. You'll find everything from a mini gaming controller to a folding Bluetooth keyboard.
Mobile

The latest Google Doodle lets you create Bach-like music of your own

Google is celebrating the life of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and to that end the company has released a new Google Doodle that allows you to create Bach-like melodies and harmonies of your own.
Mobile

Amazon’s new Kindle has an adjustable light and costs less than $100

Amazon has taken the wraps off of a new Kindle model, which boasts a number of great features and comes at a very affordable price. Perhaps the best thing about the new Kindle is that the device has an adjustable.
Mobile

Apple iPad Air vs. iPad (2018): Which Apple tablet is right for you?

The new iPad Air replaces the 10.5-inch iPad Pro, but it doesn't pack quite the same punch. It is a fair bit cheaper, starting at $500, but it's a lot more expensive than Apple's 9.7-inch iPad which starts at $330. If you're shopping for…
Social Media

Facebook Messenger adds quoted replies to better organize group chats

Facebook is rolling out a feature that should help make group chats a whole lot more organized. The feature allows you to reply to specific messages within a group chat, so others will be able to tell what you're replying to.